September 16, 2011

Congrats to the Business Excellence Awards winners

What a fantastic evening!

Last night, the Chamber hosted the Annual Business Excellence Awards at the newly renovated Durham Convention Center, which truly set the stage for an evening of fun and celebration! Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners! Click here to view images from the Awards!

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Durham: Staying Relevant to Startups

Folks around the Triangle know that our Chamber has been assertively promoting Durham as a hub for start-ups and entrepreneurs. Thanks to the support of our members and community partners, we are gaining a lot of traction not just locally and regionally but even nationally as a supportive, welcoming and … read more

September 14, 2011

CEO and Grandma in one day = awesome

Having the title of CEO of the Chamber is something to be proud of. Equally important to me is the title of Grandma. So you can only imagine what kind of perfect day it is when I get to be both!  Well, Monday was one of those days. 

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September 8, 2011

Can you wear that after Labor Day?

I am always amazed by the huge increase in internet articles and features that routinely appear around this time of year about what is appropriate attire after Labor Day…as though some magical date on the calendar suddenly turns white into something that gets you whispered about in the elevator ride … read more

September 7, 2011

The Chamber runs on Diet Coke

I’d put our office up against nearly any when it comes to drinking Diet Coke. We love the stuff. We thrive on it. We’re cranky when we haven’t had enough.

To prove it, I grabbed the office camera and shot a few pictures of the team at their desks slurping … read more

September 1, 2011

The importance of “third places”

Next month marks the anniversary of closing on my historic 100-year-old home (a Queen Anne with craftsman details) immediately east of downtown Durham.  In and of itself, the act is not particularly remarkable or unique to me.  However, I thought this post might be of interest to those who also … read more